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School term dates 2020–21

​School term dates for Lewisham schools in the year 2020–21.

Autumn term  

  • Wednesday 2 September to Friday 23 October (38 days)

  • Half term: Monday 26 October to Friday 30 October

  • Monday 2 November to Friday 18 December (35 days)

Spring term

  • Monday 4 January to Friday 12 February (30 days)

  • Half term: Monday 15 February to Friday 19 February

  • Monday 22 February to Wednesday 31 March (28 days)

Summer term

  • Monday 19 April to Friday 28 May (29 days) (the early May bank holiday will be taken on 3 May)

  • Half term: Monday 31 May to Friday 4 June

  • Monday 7 June to Friday 23 July (35 days)

Total: 195 

In 2020–21 children should attend school for 190 days (or 380 half sessions). Teachers must be available to work for 195 days during the academic year. 

Schools which close for local elections must extend a term or coincide the closure with an INSET day.

Public holidays 

  • Christmas Day: Friday 25 December 2020

  • Boxing Day: Monday 28 December 2020

  • New Year’s Day: Friday 1 January 2021

  • Good Friday: Friday 2 April 2021

  • Easter Monday: Monday 5 April 2021

  • Early May bank holiday: Monday 3 May 2021

  • Spring bank holiday: Monday 31 May 2021

  • Summer bank holiday: Monday 30 August 2021